The Ipswich boys basketball team hadn’t tasted victory this season, and falling behind 10-0 in the first quarter last night wasn’t the recipe they had in mind when it came to finding a way to get the win.
The Tigers shook off that slow start, however, and rallied to tip Triton, 50-41, for their first win of the year at home.
“It was a great team effort on all spectrums. Every guy out there, it didn’t matter if they played two minutes or 30, they had high energy and it showed,” said Ipswich coach Alan LaRoche. “The guys were exceptional on defense, and we said that was what we needed to do to win games.”
Matt Jeager was excellent shooting from the perimeter, nailing four triples and totaling a game-best 23 points. Sophomore Jake Long scored 11 points, and had seven of those in the fourth quarter to help the Tigers (1-8) close the door. Robbie Glavin had a huge game on the glass, with 17 rebounds alongside six steals and three assists.
Catholic Memorial 79, St. JOhn’s Prep 65: The Eagles suffered thier first loss as the host Knights caused some key turnovers in the second half. Kareem Davis scored 18 for the Prep while Max Burt had 14 and Ben Judson added nine. St. John’s (6-1) couldn’t overcome five CM players in double-figures.
Hamilton-Wenham 59, Rockport 55: The Generals (9-2) clamped down defensively and on the board in the second to hold off Rockport, which had the lead at one point in the fourth quarter. Jimmy Campbell had a team-high 17 points to go with 11 rebounds, six assists and three steals for Hamilton and Henry Eagar had 16 points and 12 boards for a double-double of his own. Nikos Lara also made some key shots and finished with nine points.
Masconomet 70, Amebsury 68: Junior guard Jake Rudolph exploded for 31 points to lead the Chieftains (2-5) to their second win of the year. Senior forward Kevin Martin chipped in 18 points in a solid effort as well.
Beverly 65, Swampscott 54: Jon Berchoff scored a team-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Beverly (5-4) while Sam Traicoff contributed a career-high 12 points to go with six rebounds. Chad Nelson poured in 30 points for Swampscott (2-8) to go with his 15 rebounds and sophomore point guard Joey Ragusa had nine points, five rebounds and three assists.
Bishop Fenwick 71, Cathedral 52: Bishop Fenwick (4-6) hopes to feed off of this big win that saw senior captain Travis Maxner (17 points) and Dom Luoni (16 points) elevate their play.
Greater Lowell 84, NST/EA 67: Trace Schaejbe collected 31 points but the Hawks dropped to 2-5 on the season.
Beverly 54, Swampscott 41: Ashley Augulewicz (nine rebounds), Melissa Lubas (eight rebounds), Bridget Keaton and Michayla Woodward each scored 10 points in the Panthers’ (4-5) fourth straight victory last night. Meghan Hartman also finished with 10 points for her Swampscott team.
Greater Lowell 64, NST/EA 24: Stefanie Campbell and Kaera Wyse scored four points each for North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie (3-3).
Masconomet 72, Amesbury 37: The Chieftains (8-0) shut out Amesbury in the second quarter to take a commanding lead. Nicole Femino had 21 points, four assists, four steals and four rebounds while Lauren Sorel came off the bench with six points, six rebounds and two assists.
Bishop Fenwick 74, Matignon 32: Bishop Fenwick improved to 5-5 behind strong performances from Sydney Brennan (16 points), Melissa MacKenzie (18 points) and Colleen Corcoran (13 points).
Lynn English 66, Marblehead 30: Marblehead dropped to 5-3 despite six points from Emily Freedland.
Revere 45, Gloucester 41: Junior captain Julianna Costanzo led the Fishermen with 28 points.
Ipswich 38, Triton 19: The Tigers (4-3) climbed over the .500 mark for the season as Jenna Gagnon scored a team-best 13 points. Freshman Kelsey Daly added 10 points for Ipswich and Abby McCarthy chipped in seven.
Masconomet 88, North Reading 80: Sophomore Michael Bartley won the 50 free (23.05) and the 100 free (51.52), Carly Soares took took the 200 free (2:01.06) and the 500 free (5:29.19) and the Chieftains moved to 5-0 on the year. The girls 200-medley relay of Lily Koenig, Soares, Emily Dow and Kathrine Gillespie qualified for states with a time of 2:04.68. Alex Galarneau also won the 100 butterfly (1:01.88) and the the 100 breast (1:09.87) for the Masco.
Danvers 100, Swampscott 75: Double-winners Cambria Cloutier (200 free, 100 back) and Josh Mentzer (200-IM, 100 fly) led the Falcons, who also won all three relays. Curtis Cunningham added a win in the 50 free and Mitch Gent took the 100 free. Danielle Mayblyum won diving for Swampscott (1-3), Kasey Kennedy had a season best time in the 500 free and T.J. Delano swam well in 50 free.
Lynn Classical 100, Peabody 83: Alex Strakosha doubled in the 200 IM and 100 breast, qualifying for states in both events. Maria Strakosha placed first in the 100 fly, while Christine Shea won the 500 free as both girls made the state cut. Cailin Currie qualified for North sectionals in the 500 free and finished second for the Tanners (1-2).
Marblehead 117, Beverly 69: Charlie Seltzer won the 200 IM (2:03.57), 500 freestyle (5:13.14) and swam a leg in Marblehead’s (4-0) winning medley relay (1:52.60) and 200 freestyle relay (1:41.92). Chris Rodts, Ryan Caliri and Zack Michaels also swam the medley relay while Caliri, Michaels and Tom Rockett also swam the 200 freestyle relay. Hannah Verrette won the 100 freestyle (54.66) and the 100 breaststroke (1:11.66). Kylie Cronin won the 50 freestyle (26.12) and Jake Driscoll won diving (194) for the Magicians.Double-winner Astrid Swensen won the 100 fly and the 100 back to lead Beverly (3-1) while Rachel Grant was second in the 100 fly. Sara Welch won the 200 free as well for Beverly.
Beverly takes two: The Panthers (4-0) won thier 32nd straight meet with a score of 142.7 to get by Hamilton-Wenham (which scored 121.8) and Gloucester (121.35). Junior Heather Gomes led the way by winning all-around at 37.5 from first place scores in all four events (9.5 vault, 9.2 bea,s 9.5 beam, 9.3 floor). Junior Hannah Rennie was second on vault (8.9), third on bars (8.5), second on beam (9.0) and second on floor (9.1) while freshman Kara MacGilvary was third on vault (8.8), second on bars (8.6) and tied on beam at 9.0. Kate Jackimowicz added an 8.8 on floor.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Worcester State 74, Salem State 62: The visitors rained triples, hitting nine 3-pointers in all to down Salem State (5-9). Peabody native Ginny Fleming had 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Vikings while Lara Bruni scored 16 to go with nine boards and Rachael Carter totaled 13 points with 12 rebounds.
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Salem State 71, Worcester State 62: Hamed Akanni scored 19 points to help the Vikings (9-5) grab their second conference win at home. Jon Perez added 14 points by going 8-for-8 from the line while Nick Grassa scored 11 points and Anthony Hodges had 12, including a bucket that sparked a 7-0 Salem State run in the first half that helped the Vikes take control.